Varonis' Jim O'Boyle and Barbara Abboud Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRNS), the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data, announced today that Jim O'Boyle, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, and Barbara Abboud, Director of North America Channel Sales, have been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs.

The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Jim O'Boyle is being recognized for his role in overseeing the expansion of Varonis' channel team on a regional level in order to improve partner development and boost recruitment efforts. Under his leadership, in the past year Varonis has successfully established new and improved ways to align its field sales representatives and inside representatives for even greater partner engagement as well as delivering high-touch enablement to the partner community. O'Boyle also led the signing of several new partners who have strong relationships with leading storage and security vendors and can help further introduce Varonis' offerings to the mid-tier market.

Barbara Abboud was first tasked with building out Varonis' field channel team in early 2014, and in just under a year she has significantly grown the Varonis channel team. Abboud is also being recognized for her role in overseeing the introduction of Varonis' first Partner Portal so that partners can more efficiently access partner-specific tools, training, and support.

"We are thrilled to receive this recognition from CRN magazine," said O'Boyle. "2014 was a milestone year for Varonis and our channel partners are central to helping us deliver innovation to organizations that need to reduce risk and improve employee productivity. We look forward to continuing to build our high-growth model with top-caliber channel partners who add value to customer relationships. Bringing Barbara onto the Varonis team is evidence of our commitment to the channel and she has helped us further accelerate our success."

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

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About Varonis

Varonis is the leading provider of software solutions for unstructured, human-generated enterprise data. Varonis provides an innovative software platform that allows enterprises to map, analyze, manage and migrate their unstructured data. Varonis specializes in human-generated data, a type of unstructured data that includes an enterprise's spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio files, video files, emails, text messages, and any other data created by employees. This data often contains an enterprise's financial information, product plans, strategic initiatives, intellectual property and numerous other forms of vital information. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data governance, data security, archiving, file synchronization, enhanced mobile data accessibility, and information collaboration. As of December 31, 2014, Varonis had more than 3,300 customers, spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, energy & utilities, technology, consumer and retail, education, and media & entertainment sectors.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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Source:Varonis Systems, Inc.